News & Insights
- Flag Day GreetingsWilliam M. Borchard
For this Flag Day we call your attention to a precedential case involving the word AMERICAN (but not the flag) in which the following service mark (this “Mark”) was held to be registrable for “retail furniture stores” despite the fact that a portion of this mark was found to be merely geographically descriptive of applicant’s retail furniture stores located in the United States.
- Publishing Law Insight – The Perils of Mimicking a Famous Advertising SloganRobert J. Giordanella
If you saw a book advertised by the slogan JUST SAY IT, would another famous advertising slogan come to mind?
- Trade Dress Infringement Claim and Related Discovery Triggered Insurer’s Duty to DefendJeffrey Chery, Ronald W. Meister
- Trademark Law Alert -- Can you say “No” when your Bankrupt Licensor Rejects your Trademark License?Lynn S. Fruchter
The U.S. Supreme Court clarified that a trademark licensor’s bankruptcy may not give it the right to extinguish the licensee’s continued right to use the trademark in accordance with the terms of the license agreement.
On My Mind Blog
The Second Circuit affirms summary judgment for our client.
We succesfully represented our client, Major League Baseball Partners, Inc.
We established that cigarette rolling paper size designations are generic.
- THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING’S IMAGE IS HELD TO BE A FAMOUS MARK THAT CANNOT BE REGISTERED AS PART OF AN UNAUTHORIZED TRADEMARK FOR BEER
We prevented registration of a mark on likelihood of dilution grounds.
We enforce our client’s copyrights.
- WORLD SERIES is held to be a very famous mark that cannot be registered in the unauthorized trademark HIGH SCHOOL WORLD SERIES.
We successfully opposed a registration on likelihood of confusion grounds.
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